Astrology is the study of all the living beings on earth, in relation to the heavenly bodies, the constellations, Rasis (Zodiac Signs) and the planets of the Solar system. Man relates his activities on the Earth to the movements of the heavenly bodies from time immemorial.
The moon transits throuh a specific nakshatra each day. When the Moon passes through different 27 lunar mansions, specific activities can bear more productive fruit. While thinking about auspicious times, naturally the movements of Moon comes to fore. Inauspiciousness or auspiciousness depends upon the decreasing or increasing phases of the Moon. Amavasai (30 Tithi) and Tithis 1,2,3,4,5 in the bright half (Sukhla Paksha) are considered inauspicious, due to the weakening of the Moon. The ensuing Tithis of 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 witness increase in the strength of the Moon to a certain degree and so these are considered medium in auspiciousness. The next ensuing Tithis of 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (Full Moon) show the Moon with all its Nitya Devis (Kalas) and so these Tithis are auspicious.
During the dark half (Krishna Paksha), in the Tithis of 1, 2, ,3, 4 and 5, Moon starts its weakening course when the Nitya Devis start to leave the Moon and goes to the Sun one by one, but still remains with a number of Nitya Devis; so these Tithis are fully auspicious. In the ensuing Tithis of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, Moons strength gradually decreases and so these are medium in auspicious. The last Tithis (11, 12, 13, 14, 15 New Moon) show Moon very weak and so these are inauspicious. After Amavasai (New Moon) the Nitya Devis return one by one on each Tithi and the moon starts shining again till its full on the Pournami (Full Moon) when the last Nitya Devi returns to it.The above are the recommendations of "Tantric Astrology" by Vijayakumar Allagappan.
"Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things, and I am greatly indebted to it. Geophysical evidence reveals the power of the stars and the planets in relation to the terrestrial. In turn, astrology reinforces this power to some extent. This is why astrology is like a life-giving elixir to mankind." - Albert Einstein
The following is a listing of the nakshatras in regard to their qualities and the daily life events which are harmonious under their influence.
- Buying a Home : Mrigashira, Punarvasu, Ayilyam, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Vishakha, Moola and Revathi.
- Marriage : Rohini, Mrigashira, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Uttara Ashadha, Uttara Bhadrapada and Revathi.
Laying the Foundation of a Home : Rohini, Mrigashira, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Jyestha, Uttara Ashadha and Shravana.
Learning Music or Dance : Rohini, Pusya, Purva Phalguni, Hasta, Anuradha, Jyeshtha, Uttara Ashadha, Dhanishtha, Shatabhisha, Uttara Bhadrapada, Revati.
Planting and Sowing : Ashwini, Rohini, Pusya, Magha, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, SDwati, Anuradha, Mula, Uttara Ashadha and Revati.
Medical Treatment : Ashwini, Rohini, Mrigashira, Punarvasu, Pusya, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Uttara Ashadha, Shravana, Dhanishtha, Shatabhisha, Uttara Bhadrapada, and Revati.
Surgical Treatment : Ardra, Ayilyam, Jyeshtha, Moola (Tuesday).
Travel or Beginning a Journey : Ashwini, Mrigashira, Punarvasu, Pusya, Hasta, Anuradha, Mula, Shravana, Dhanishtha and Revati. (Tuesday should be avoided).
"Courteous Reader, Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the Wise and the Great. Formerly, no Prince would make War or Peace, nor any General fight in Battle, in short, no important affair was undertaken without first consulting an Astrologer." - Benjamin Franklin
Periods without dosha
During Sun rise, between 4 am and 6 am (IST), there is no Tithi-dosha. So, this period called as Usha Kaala is suitable for auspicious events. Even Malefic Tithis like Prathami, Ashtami and Navami are also not taboo.
During Sunset, in twilight hour, there is no lagna-dosha and so it is considered suitable for auspicious activities.
Also note that irrespective of the day (including Saturday and Tuesday), after Sunset, during night time, auspicious ceremonies can be conducted. There is no vaara (day)-dosha, during night time.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are generally considered very auspicious. Sunday and Monday are only medium-auspicious. It is better to avoid solemnizing marriage on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Activities to be undertaken in your Janma Nakshatra day
Commencement of education, acquisition of landed property, performances of yagnas, Anna-dhaanam (free distribution of food) and assuming power can be undertaken on the day of one's Janma Nakshatra.
Activities to be avoided in your Janma Nakshatra day
Marriage, Seemantham (ceremony conducted during advanved pregnancy) and Graha Pravesham.
Auspicious Natkshatras & Days Combination Chart
The following chart gives the auspicious day and nakshatra combination details. These combinations hold true through out the year. It simply means that on any particular week day, if any of the nakshatras mentioned under the week column is in operation, it is auspicious for any and all undertakings.
For example under the tuesday column the nakshatras mentioned are Aswini, Aslesha, Krittika and Uttara Bhadra. This means that on any of these nakshatras is in operation the time is auspicious to start any type of work.
"Muhurtam Jyothidam can help identify favourable periods for starting and successful operation of various activities or events of life. May the Nitya Devis and Nakshatra Devis bless you with greater health, wealth, prosperity and enlightenment."